Kinchbus first to offer tap-on/tap-off contactless

Kinchbus has become the first UK operator to offer tap-on/tap-off contactless payment for passengers using debit and credit cards.

Other operators provide tap-on payment for flat fares or require passengers to pay the driver for graduated fares, this initial application on the Derby-Leicester Skylink service will ensure faster transactions and reduced bus stop dwell times.

Customers will simply tap their debit or credit card on to the ticket machine when they get on and tap off before they leave. All of the customers’ contactless journeys will be processed overnight, and the best fare for those journeys will be charged to the customer’s card.

Customers who travel contactless will also benefit from day and 28-day caps, which will limit their travel costs.